TechMecca 2015
February 2-3

   Omni Dallas Hotel | 5555 S. Lamar, Dallas, TX 75202

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2014 Interactive Sessions

General Information

Independent Bankers Association of Texas brings the nation a unique financial institution technology conference and expo. Make certain that your institution is fully represented to take advantage of the wealth of knowledge and information available. Sign up for the TechMecca experience today!

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TechMecca Features Nationally Acclaimed Speakers

Richard Bowen

Richard M. Bowen, former Business Chief Underwriter for Citigroup, monitored its credit quality over a business unit that involved the purchase and sale of $90 billion annually of residential mortgage loans. Beginning in 2006, he repeatedly warned Citigroup management about risky business practices and potential losses related to mortgage lending.

Mr. Bowen not only warned the board of directors, but also requested an outside investigation of his business unit. Eventually he testified before the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission about his Citigroup business chief underwriting experiences.

Today, Richard is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Texas at Dallas and a sought after speaker on the issues with business ethics, and the financial crisis.

In September 2013, Mr. Bowen was featured in a New York Times article entitled "Was This Whistle-Blower Muzzled?"  Click here for more information about Richard Bowen.

Lee Wetherington

Lee Wetherington, AAP, is Director of Strategic Insight for ProfitStars®, a division of Jack Henry & Associates® (JKHY: NASDAQ). Lee directs the development of actionable insight and strategy for the financial services industry. To this end, he creates programs, presentations, and articles designed to orient and educate financial executives on the trends and implications of new technologies. He routinely delivers keynotes nationwide focusing upon opportunities and challenges in e-banking and payments, and he is widely renowned for his unique style and dynamic delivery.

Lee has delivered over 300 keynotes for state and national trade groups, including the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), American Bankers Association (ABA), Bank Administration Institute (BAI), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), and the National Automated Clearinghouse Association (NACHA)... Click here for more information about Lee Wetherington.


February 2, 2014
February 3, 2014
February 4, 2014
6:30pm - 10:00pm Optional Super Bowl Party 7:30am - 5:00pm Conference Registration 7:30am - 10:30am Conference Registration
  9:00am - 10:15am Opening General Session 7:30am - 8:30am Expo Hall Open
(Includes Breakfast)
10:30am - 11:30am Concurrent Sessions 8:30am - 9:30am Concurrent Sessions
11:30am - 2:30pm Expo Hall Open
(Includes Lunch)
9:45am - 10:45am Concurrent Sessions
2:30pm - 3:30pm Interactive General Session 11:00am - 12:00pm Interactive General Session
3:30pm - 5:30pm Exhibit Hall Open; Exhibitor & Attendee Networking Reception 12:00pm - 1:30pm Expo Hall Open
(Includes Lunch)
  1:30pm - 2:30pm Closing General Session
2:30pm Grand Prize Drawing;
Conference Concludes

Registration Information and Fees

Conference Registration Fees $695 for up to three attendees from the same financial institution if registered at the same  time. You must preregister to be eligible for this offer. No free registrations will be granted on site. Each additional or any single registrant will be $445 per person.

Registration Fee Includes
Expo and welcome reception, two lunches, two continental breakfasts, instruction, access to handout materials, four general sessions, choice of 3 of 12 breakout sessions and all refreshment breaks.

NOTE: Free registration no-shows or cancellations after January 1, 2014 will be charged $275 to cover guaranteed event expenses. Substitutions are always welcome.

Cancellation Policy
For paid registrations, refunds will be granted less a $275 processing fee for cancellations received on or before January 1, 2014. No refunds will be granted after January 1, 2014. For free registrations, no charge will be levied if cancellation is received on or before January 1, 2014. Free registration cancellations made after January 1, 2014 will be levied a $275 charge to cover guaranteed food and beverage expenses. Substitutions are welcome.

Hotel Information

Renaissance Austin Hotel

9721 Arboretum Boulevard
Austin, Texas 78759
Phone: 1-512-343-2626
Toll Free: 1-800-468-3571
Maps & Transportation

Miscellaneous Information

Dress for all of the TechMecca events is business casual.

Grand Prize Drawing
One lucky participant at TechMecca will receive $1,000!!! The Grand Prize Drawing will be held Tuesday immediately following the closing session. Attendees must be present to win. Only financial institution attendees are eligible.

Continuing Education Credits
Conference attendees can earn up to 7 hours of continuing eduction credits by attending the entire conference.

Tax Deduction
If the purpose of attending TechMecca is to help you maintain or improve skills relating to employment or business, expenses relating to the conference may be tax deductible according to I.R.C. Reg 1.162-5. Consult your tax advisor.

Networking Reception
Join us Monday, February 3, from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. for hors d’oeuvres and drinks. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to network with exhibitors and industry peers.

Ground Transportation
The hotel is located approximately 18 miles from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Although the hotel does not provide shuttle services to or from the airport, ground transportation is available through Super Shuttle (800-258-3826; estimated fee is $19 one way, reservation required). Taxi service is also available (estimated fare is $45 one way).